Monk Chat and Meditation Retreat
Monday-Friday From 05.00 p.m. – 07.00 p.m.
One day on Friday. (weekly)
Two day Tuesday To Wednesday. (weekly)
The Uniforgettable Experience
Travelling in the north of Thailand is not only an opportunity to absorb the richness and rewards of its natural beauty but also to experience its lush cultural heritage and spiritual progression within the Thai Buddhist framework.
MCU. Buddhist University, Chiang Mai Campus, welcomes all to visit the warm program “MONK CHAT” informally talk with the monk. You would get to know about monk’s life, Thai culture and Tradition, Buddhism, etc. Besides, we provide you with the MEDITATION RETREAT WORKSHOP (Concentration Meditation and Vipassana Meditation) which is the way to make the mind peaceful, and to develop transcendent insight which penetrates into the truth of life.
The Purpose Of Vipassana Meditation
Healing, both emotionally and physically, is the purpose of vipassana. The causes of suffering that come from within must be removed for healing to happen. The mind becomes purified with acceptance of what is.
There are no judgments or opinions as focus is placed on the present moment. Happiness and contentment are achieved as moods and external experiences have no effect. This is the essence of vipassana.
Meditation Retreat Schedule
Day 1: Tuesday
01.00 p.m. Meet at Monk Chat Office, Wat Suan Dok
01.30 p.m. Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation
03.00 p.m. Departure for the Meditation Training Center
04.45 p.m. Meditation practice
06.00 p.m. Dinner
07.00 p.m. Evening chanting and meditation practice
09.30 p.m. Bedtime
Day 2: Wednesday
05.00 a.m. Wake up
05.30 a.m. Chanting, exercise and meditation practice
07.00 a.m. Alms offering and breakfast
08.30 a.m. Meditation practice
11.30 a.m. Lunch
01.00 p.m. Discussion
03.00 p.m. End of 2 day retreat
03.00 p.m. Break time/Shower (for 4 day retreat)
06:00 pm. Dinner
07.30 p.m. Evening chanting and meditation practice
08:30 pm. A tea break and meditation practice
09.30 p.m. Bedtime
Day 3: Thursday
07.00 a.m. Breakfast
08.30 a.m. Practice and Individual interview
10.00 a.m. Meditation practice
01.00 p.m. Dhamma talk
01.45 p.m. Break time
02.00 p.m. Meditation practice
04.00 p.m. Break time/Shower
06.30 p.m. Dinner
Day 4: Friday
08.30 a.m. Discussion
01.00 p.m. Meditation practice
01.45 p.m. 03.00 p.m. Group Photo/Return to Wat Suan Dok (Monk Chat Office)
If meditators are less than 5 people, the meditation retreat will be canceled.
Preparation and requirement for the meditation retreat.
• a photocopy of Passport
Personal belongings for overnight stay :
• Towel, toilet paper, shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, mosquito lotion, etc.
• 2,000 Baht for food, accommodation, transportation and including other facilities
• 300 Baht for a set of new white clothes (optional – by request)
• Donation is accepted
Making a reservation : Donation is accepted
• Walk in, telephone, E-mail, Facebook (A reservation must be made in advance.)
• Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
• Facebook Page: Monk Chat MCU. Chiangmai / Monk Chat Thailand
• Tel: 084 609 1357